Police has picked up yet another five home guard personnel who were indulging in the relay hunger strike that began on July 20, while others are staging sit-in at different places demanding wages as par with police personnel.
Supreme Court on March 15, 2015 in WPC order no.2760 directed the state government to give the home-guard personnel salary same as par with the police constable.
High Court of Manipur also directed the Home Department, Government of Manipur to follow the order of Supreme Court within a period of three months.
Five home-guard personnel began the rally hunger strike from July 20, 2017 , they were replaced by another five home-guard personnel after they were picked up by police.
The home guards has been undergoing their rally hunger strike at the Manipur Home-guard Complex site in Lamphel Pat.